Saturday, September 10, 2022 - Thursday, August 31, 2023
New Expanded! Historic Preservation Certificate – 140 Hrs
Adults: Ages 18+
This is a one-year, non-credit certificate program beginning in the fall.
The certificate program serves students and professionals interested in establishing credentials in the area of Historic Preservation in a multitude of job sectors: building trades such as woodworking and stone masonry as well as areas such as historic site management, artifact conservation and more. There is no other certificate program in Historic Preservation offered at a community college in New York State. A total of 140 hours, (field work will be variable), half classwork and half in directed historic preservation fieldwork. One elective is required during the one-year program to fulfill the certificate. Lectures may be taken independently.
Register for the entire certificate for $2,070!
All interested students should contact the Program Coordinator, Alan Strauber, at [email protected]
To register for certificate program classes you must call 914-606-7300 or email [email protected]
See below for course details and cost for independent options.
American Architectural History – Remote
With an emphasis on Historic Preservation and New York State, this course will explore the development of architecture in America from its beginnings to roughly modern day. Areas of examination will include indigenous and vernacular American architecture, colonial and Federalist design, the appropriation of European design elements, the development of architecture as a profession, the American Parks Movement and landscape architecture, the innovation of the skyscraper, the rise of twentieth century urban environments, public works projects, modernism and more. These will be 2-hour class sessions over 14 weeks for a total of 28 hours required towards completion of certificate requirements. This course will be taught entirely online using Zoom via Blackboard platform. Instructor-Alan Strauber.
CE-HIST 2128PE, 14 Sat., Sept. 10-Dec. 17 (skip 11/26), 10:30 am-12:30 pm
CE-HIST 2163PE, Independent option, $428
Introduction to Historic Preservation – Remote
This course is an introduction to the history, principles and practice of historic preservation. It will provide a framework for understanding how the architecture and natural beauty of the Hudson Valley influenced the birth of the preservation movement in America and how reservation law has developed in New York State into present-day policies. Through discussions about the guiding principles, terminologies and current issues of historic preservation, the class will explore the benefits and limitations of the agencies that play a role in preservation and discuss local case studies. These will be 2-hour class sessions over 14 weeks for a total of 28 hours required towards completion of certificate requirements. This course will be taught entirely online using Zoom via Blackboard platform. Instructor-Johanna Porr Yaun.
CE-HIST 2127PE, 14 Tues., Sept. 13-Dec. 20 (skip 11/8), 6:30-8:30 pm.
CE-HIST 2162PE, Independent option, $428
Historic Preservation Field Work I – In-Person, OffSite
This course is designed to provide a wide range of hands-on experience related to historic preservation in a variety of settings. Participants will work at actual historic sites in the field as well as with artisans in trades related to historic preservation. Students will rotate between sites. Sessions will total 28 hours required for completion of certificate requirements. This class will be in-person, offsite (TBD).
CE-HIST 2129PE, TBD, Spring/Summer 2023.
Historic Preservation Field Work II – In-Person, OffSite
Continuation of Historic Preservation Field Work I. Sessions will total 28 hours required for completion of certificate requirements. Prerequisite: Historic Preservation Field Work I. This class will be in-person, offsite (TBD).
CE-HIST 2130PE, TBD, Spring/Summer 2023.
New! Historic Preservation Woodworking and Building Techniques – In-Person, OffSite
Through a combination of site visits to buildings of various periods, shop demonstrations, lecture and hands on work with tools, this course will explore the changes in technology, and the corresponding development of building design. Starting with timber framing participants will explore basic assembly techniques, and how assembly methods developed overtime. Methods for conservation of historic windows will be explored. Participants will use tools from as far back as the eighteenth century. We will explore the marks these tools leave and how they can be used to help us read the history of a building. These class sessions will be over 10 weeks for a total of 28 hours. Instructor-Bruce MacDonald.
At the Southern Westchester BOCES, Woodworking Shop, 65 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla
CE-HIST 2158PE, 10 Sat., Sept. 17-Nov. 19, 1:00-4:00 pm (*Sept 17 & Nov. 19, 1:00-3:00 pm).
CE-HIST 2159PE, Independent option, $428
New! History of Landscape Architecture – Remote with In-Person Field Trip
This course will explore the complex relationship between culture and nature through a historic survey of humans’ intentional manipulation of the landscape. The class lectures will follow a roughly chronological structure tracing the evolution of landscape design from the public open spaces of ancient cities, private gardens of the Renaissance, through the large parks of the City Beautiful Movements. A significant segment of the syllabus will focus on human responses to the industrialized and post-industrial urban environments. The cultural knowledge and analytical tools gained through the course will provide a solid foundation for future academic endeavors in design disciplines and enrich students’ real-world experience of the natural and the built environments. These class sessions will be over 14 weeks for a total of 28 hours and will be taught online using Zoom via Blackboard platform. Instructor-Susan Jainchill.
Remote, 12 Wed., Sept. 14-Dec. 14 (skip 11/2 & 11/23), 7:00-9:00 pm.
In-person Trip (TBD), 1 Sun., Oct. 30, 10:00 am-2:00 pm.
CE-HIST 2161PE, Independent option, $428
Event Location and Ticket Information
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022 - Thursday, August 31, 2023
Times: 12:00 am
Presenter: Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension
Presenter Phone: 914-606-7300
Presenter Website: www.sunywcc.edu/peekskill